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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Nov. 11th, 2018 - 24th Sunday after Trinity / 25th after Pentecost

Remembrance Sunday

8:00 am  Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

Reader: Val Burtsell                 Prayers of the People: Patsy Clothier

Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson

 

9:30 am  Readings and Music – Peace and Peacekeeping

The Gathering of the Community

              Welcome and Introduction

Processional Hymn:                           #528 O God Our Help in Ages Past

Leader: Jesus said, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.

I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.’          - John 14.27

People: We come to pray and work for peace in our world.

Leader: Let us pray. O God, lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth. Lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead us from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe. Amen.

 

Readings and Music

Poem: In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae

Choir Anthem: A Song for Peace (arr. Dale Wood)

Canticle: Isaiah 2:2-5, Denyse Nelson

In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains,

and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall

stream to it. 

Many peoples shall come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 
He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 

O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

 

Hymn:  #576 For the Healing of the Nations

Poem: The Fallen, Laurence Binyon

              Reflection: The Price of Freedom

Reading: Matthew 5:1-12, Adam Boyd

              Hymn: Let There be Peace on Earth (see insert – please recycle)

 

Our Prayers and Offerings

Prayers of the People, Elaine Slauenwhite

The Lord’s Prayer: Let us pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom in the words that Jesus gave us:

A prayer for Remembrance Sunday: O Lord, our maker and our strength, from whose love in Christ we can never be parted

either by death or defeat: may our remembrance this day deepen our sorrow for the loss and wastes of war, make us more grateful to those who courageously gave their lives to defend this land and commonwealth; and may all who bear the scars and memories

of conflicts, past and present, know your healing love, for the sake of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Let us pray for the coming of God’s kingdom in the words that Jesus taught us:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Offertory Hymn:                   #528 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Prayer Over the Gifts: Gracious God, your word to us is food indeed. Receive all we offer you this day, and let your loving-kindness be our comfort, and your peace our goal, for the sake of Jesus Christ, your living Word. Amen.

 

Blessing: God the Father has brought hope to a divided world in raising Christ from the dead. Now may he strengthen you to walk in his ways and to witness to the love that banishes all fear and overcomes all hostility, and the peace that passes all understanding: and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Choir Anthem: Still, My Soul, Be Still (Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Stuart Townend), Lauryn Wadden, clarinet

Moment of Silence

Reflection: What is Peace?

Closing Hymn          #573 O Day of Peace

The Dismissal

Deacon: Go in the light and peace of Christ.

All: We go in peace. Thanks be to God.

Festival Postlude on Thaxted (David Howard Pettit),

Margaret Hopkins, trumpet

 

As you leave you are invited to leave your poppy near the tomb of the unknown soldier.

 

Thank you to the young people who led our service today, and to all who shared readings and prayers. We thank our choir and brass players: Connor Kehoe (trombone), Mikayla Wadden (French horn), and Noah Hartlen and Margaret Hopkins (trumpets). Special thanks to Kathy Phillips for her work on this special Remembrance Sunday service.

 

Greeters: Jim & Judy Amos

Counters: Diana Patterson & Elaine Slauenwhite

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Jim & Judy Amos

 

A sincere thank you to all the gardeners who provided flowers from their gardens for the church this year. "For the beauty of the Earth"

 

 

Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Episcopal Church of Cuba; and The Primate and the Council of General Synod

·       For all those who are serving in the Canadian Armed Forces

·       We pray for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Armed Forces Chaplains.

·       Those who gave their lives to protect others

·       Campus Ministers and Campus Ministry in our Diocese

·       All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert Jucker, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Jane, Doreen McKee, Mary Funderburg, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Phyllis Weatherbee, Richard Fry, Gene Trites, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Steve Kamburis, Betty Stauffer, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, and Faye Sponagle

·       All who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially  Chris & Carole Olsen and Wendy Alden: rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

 

SERVICES FOR November 18th – PWRDF Sunday

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)   10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS)   

 

The Roses on the Altar are offered to the Glory of God and in loving memory of the Spencer Family: Herbert and Minnie, brothers Gerald  Richard and sister-in-law Charlotte from Doreen Spencer.

(NOTE: Doreen asks that people in the congregation who have lost family in the great wars, be given a rose)

The flowers in the church are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of the many veterans who gave their lives in the service of freedom and peace. Our Veterans of wars, "Lest We Forget"

 

200 puddings on our 200th Anniversary!  Thank you to the many hands that made these delectable festive delights this week!  Christmas Plum Puddings is a tradition that continues here at St. Johns starting half a century ago.  Many local businesses contributed with donations of ingredients, etc and we are grateful

Announcements

Mark these dates on your calendar

Tues., Nov. 13th, 7pm, St. Luke’s, Annapolis Royal: Regional Service with Archbishop Ron Cutler. The service will include the installation of our new Regional Dean, the Rev’d Mel Malton. All are welcome.

 

Fridays, 10:30-11:15am: Christian Meditation at the back of the church

 

Sat., Nov. 17th, 11am: Funeral for Wendy Alden

 

Tues., Nov. 20th, 12-1:30pm, Multipurpose Room: Pastoral Visitation Lunch and Meeting. Soup, tea and coffee provided. All who are currently Friendly Visitors in the Parish or might like to be, we hope to see you there.

 

Sat. Nov. 24th - St. John's Christmas Coffee Party will take place from 10am until noon. The price this year will be a free will offering. We will have our famous Plum Pudding for sale as well as home baking & fancy works for sale. There are signup sheets at the back of the church for the coffee party

 

Church & Community News

ACW is collecting for the Mission to Seafarers Project. Donations of mitts, caps, personal hygiene items, cards, note pads, envelopes,  hard candies, and another small that will fit in a shoe box are welcome. Items they can be left at the back of the church. Collection will continue until mid November.

 

Rector's Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Weds., 3:30-5pm. She will be off Monday and most of Tuesday.

 

The first impression people get of St. John's Anglican Church is the greeting they get as they arrive. Can you help? We need a few more people to be greeters every 5 or 6 weeks. Likewise, we need a few more people who are willing to count the collection every 4 or 5 weeks. If you are interested and want more information, speak to, email or call Murray Phillips phillips.murray@gmail.com or (902) 542-1342. Thank you for your help!

 

100 Bells will toll on November 11th

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.

To engage youth in this significant initiative, children with the help of schools and youth organizations, are encouraged to research, locate and place flags on the graves of Canadian Veterans of the Great War.

Legion Branches and communities will host commemorative ceremonies and special activities to help Canada Remember. At sunset on November 11, the bells will ring at Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, Naval vessels and at ceremonies across the country to honour Canada's Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War.

When you hear the bells toll on November 11,  take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.

We will remember them.

Here at St. John's we will be joining many other churches, and government buildings all across our country with the ringing of our bell. It will begin precisely at 4:53 PM, at "the going down of the sun". Please think about participating and giving our bell a pull, to say thank you, and to show respect. What a joyous sound it will make.